Sunday , 22 July 2018

National News

Nigerian boy gets new lease of life in Delhi

IANS   NEW DELHI An eight-year-old boy from Nigeria who was suffering from a rare life-threatening condition underwent a surgery here in which a portion of his heart was resected in order to correct an abnormal enlargement. Bako (name changed) was suffering from a Double Chamber RV (DCRV) with Ventricular  septal defect (VSD). VSD or hole in the heart, a ... Read More »

Rahul’s allegations ‘absolutely wrong’: Nirmala

IANS NEW DELHI Terming Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s allegations over the Rafale fighter jets deal with France as “absolutely wrong”, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the bilateral agreement was signed during the UPA time and carried a secrecy clause. “On the secrecy clause…It is an agreement that was signed during the previous government on January 25, 2008. The agreement of ... Read More »

Terrorism not a clash between Christian West, Islam: Cameron

IANS   KOLKATA Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said  terrorism should not be seen as a battle between the Christian countries of the West and the Islamic countries in the Middle East. It is all about identifying and wiping out a small section that believes in extremism. Criticising US President Donald Trump’s view on terrorism, he said ... Read More »

Budget sanctioned for roads, drains in illegal colonies: Kejriwal

IANS   NEW DELHI The Delhi government has sanctioned the budget for the construction of roads and drains in unauthorised colonies here, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday. “Good news for those living in hellish conditions in unauthorised colonies. The Delhi government has approved and sanctioned budget for the construction of roads and drains in all pending colonies (barring ... Read More »

BJP believes in hiding the truth: Rahul

IANS   NEW DELHI Criticising the proposed amendment to the RTI Bill that will render it “useless”, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed the BJP for believing only in keeping the truth hidden. “Every Indian has the right to know the truth. The BJP believes the truth must be hidden from the people and they must not question people ... Read More »

Evolve national policy to curb social media misuse: Naidu

IANS NEW DELHI Expressing concern over misuse of social media, Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday asked the government to evolve a national policy after discussing with all stakeholders including political parties to combat the menace. “I can only suggest to the government to hold discussion with all the stakeholders, including the political parties and then try to ... Read More »

No plan to increase retirement age of SC, HC judges: Prasad

PTI   NEW DELHI There are no plans to raise the retirement age of Supreme Court and high court judges, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Wednesday. Prasad was asked about reports claiming that a constitutional amendment bill to increase the retirement age of judges of the SC and the 24 HCs by two years was being prepared. “No, with ... Read More »

Cancel Lalu’s provisional bail, demands Bihar Deputy CM

IANS   PATNA Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday demanded the cancellation of the provisional bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court to RJD chief Lalu Prasad for “violating the bail’s terms and conditions”. Sushil Kumar Modi, a senior BJP leader, claimed that Lalu Prasad said that the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader was granted bail on medical ... Read More »

Paper leaks: CBSE mulling encrypted question papers from next year

PTI   NEW DELHI The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is considering using encrypted question papers for Class X and XII examinations and passing on the task of printing them to schools from next year. The move is being currently tested as a pilot project in the ongoing compartmental examinations after the board had to face embarrassment following question ... Read More »

Govt amnesty to prisoners on Gandhi Jayanti

PTI NEW DELHI Women convicts aged 55 years and above and male convicts of 60 years or more, who have completed half of their sentence, and a few other categories of prisoners in jails across the country will be released under an amnesty scheme during the year-long celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi beginning October 2. ... Read More »